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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Virginia, we recommend that you visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia portal, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's State Resources list or the USDA's COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities for Virginia.

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Description of Program and Relief

Rebuild VA Grant Fund

Description of Program and Relief

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small business and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. Business and non-profits that are approved for the grant may receive up to 3 times their average eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000. The following are eligible uses of the funds, for expenses incurred between March 24, 2020 and the present:

  • Payroll support, including paid sick, medical, or family leave, and costs related to the continuation of group health care benefits during those periods of leave;

  • Employee salaries;

  • Mortgage payments, rent, and utilities;

  • Principal and interest payments for any business loans from national or state-chartered banking, savings and loan institutions, or credit unions, that were incurred before or during the emergency;

  • Eligible personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting materials, or other working capital needed to address COVID-19 response.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Virginia Governor

Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

Dates Available

Application opens August 10, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The business or non-profit must be organized as one of the following:

  • A corporation (C-Corp), pass through entity (S-Corp, Partnership, LLC), or other legal entity that is organized separately from the owner;

  • A 501(c)(3), 501(c)(7) or 501(c)(19) organization;

  • A sole proprietorship; or

  • An independent contractor.

The business or non-profit must also fall within one of the following business categories:

  • Restaurant and Beverage Services

  • Non-essential Brick and Mortar

  • Retail Fitness and Exercise Facilities

  • Personal Care and Personal Grooming Services

  • Entertainment and Public Amusement

  • Private Campgrounds and Overnight Summer Camps

The business or non-profit must meet the following additional eligibility criteria:

  • Principal Place of Business is in Virginia;

  • 25 or fewer employees;

  • Gross revenue of less than $1.5 million in the last fiscal year;

  • Operating prior to March 12, 2020;

  • Currently in good standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission; and

  • The applicant must engage in legal activity.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity: Tracey G. Wiley,

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